Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Where Straight Means Hate

In the last post we talked about how all homosexualist terms such as gay, SSA, and transgender set no limits and are not about loving who you want to love, but about breaking down the barriers of human sex and sexuality. Now we're going to give more evidence and show the next step in progress: how if you insist on having traditional ideas about sex and sexuality and want only these true and right ideas taught to children, or even if you are just plain straight personally, you are a hateful bigot.

Case in point: A July 7, 2017 article in Teen Vogue magazine (printed and online), for girls 12-17, called, "Anal Sex: What You Need to Know, How to do it the right way." This is an article describing how to perform the act of sodomy as "a perfectly natural way to engage in sexual activity. Just know that it isn't weird or gross  . . ." although the writer admits, "poop is involved . . . It's not a big deal. Everybody poops." (Hello. That's why the scriptures call this act "filthy.")

The last line reads, "Anal sex and anal stimulation can be awesome, and if you want to give it a go, you do that. More power to you." We'll say this next point more than once: nowhere in the original article is there a single mention of the inordinate risks involved or of any safety measures. Later, because of pushback, the magazine updated the online article with one short paragraph warning to use condoms because "STIs are widespread and abundant."

How's that for caring about "safe sex?" You know, for kids.

An immediate outcry against this article arose on several levels and for several reasons, one being, why are adults pushing any kind of sexual activity on minors? And then, of course, what kind of perverts are pushing sodomy for kids? Make that girls. Go figure.

So there's no such thing as homosex anymore, if everybody is supposed to be doing it? Interesting, this whole gay thing started with this special same-sex attraction identity and now there's nothing special about it! The behaviors are open to everyone! It's all fluid! No special identity required! We hope people can finally see the true nature of this Godless sexual movement. Anything goes. Without God all is permitted, as Dostoevsky repeatedly pointed out.

One of the arguments in favor of this article is the old kidsaregoingtodoitanyway so we better tell them how. Really?

"How can you expect young women to not get pregnant without access to reproductive health care?" defended Phillip Pacardi, editor of Teen Vogue. What? Teaching sodomy is reproductive heath care? This guy is the editor of a girls' magazine? He goes on, "The backlash to this article is rooted in homophobia. It's also laced in arcane delusion about what it means to be a young person today." What? Today? Arcane delusion?  Human beings and human nature and the facts of life have not changed. But we know one huge difference about being a young person today is how oversexed adults with any sort of authority and power are using every opportunity to teach them sex, sex, and more sex!

"Even the CDC says that sodomy is the riskiest sexual behavior for getting and transmitting HIV," reports Elizabeth Johnson, the Activist Mommy who came out publicly against this article. The gay activist response to her was, all the more reason we have to teach them how to do it right! And yet the original article did not have one single mention of condoms or warning of disease. (Incidentally, condoms do not necessarily provide any such protection.) These perverts project their own perversity onto innocent kids for reasons of their own. Their line is, trust us, kids don't like poop, so no, they weren't going to figure that sodomy is great for themselves. This is admittedly an introduction to sodomy. Kids aren't generally doing this. And perverts know it, and know they have to teach it. Remember, attitudes toward sex and sexuality are taught and learned, good or bad, right or wrong---see Plato. (Honestly, people need to crack some classics.) 

Yes, the Chicago Tribune and Vogue said those who are complaining about this article are homophobic. And yet the magazine and the article do not indicate they are for gay girls particularly. So where's the homophobia? People are just really mad the article is peddling obscenity to minors. Obviously Vogue, etc. does not believe sodomy to be obscene, or maybe they are partial to obscenities and want to share them with kids. Be that as it may, are we to assume they are finally admitting homosexuality isn't an identity: it's just about sex, sex, and more sex? If so, homophobia afflicts people who are against obscenity for children, including the peddling of sodomy; homophobia is not about being afraid of or against people. Thank you. We are homophobes then. And proud of it.

And there's that hate again. Adults are considered full of hate because they don't want other adults (read: stranger danger) encouraging minors to perform perverse and very dangerous sex. Apparently they, the perverts, are the ones in charge of teaching kids about sex, not people who actually care about kids'  well being. These people are really sick.

This is called contributing to the delinquency of minors and it is against the law. It's also called distribution of obscene material to children, which is also against the law.

We're pretty sure hating this outrage is the right thing to do.
Another case in point: An online site called twitchy reported a tweet posted by "Zinnia Jones," a he-she transgender, referring to dating services. "I don't see a problem with telling straight guys who are exclusionary of transwomen partners that they should try to work through that . . . These angry declarations that they have some absolute right to not want to be with transwomen are just misplaced and inappropriate." Is this not evidence of how transgenderism is just another face of homosex?

Yes, this is a call for mandatory transgender dating by straights. When once homosexuality was thought of as wrong, now heterosexuality is "misplaced and inappropriate." And that is just not allowed.  Tucker Carlson commented that according to Jones, one's personal romantic dating preferences are no longer one's own and "if you are a biological man who prefers biological women, you are a bigot." In other words, a hater. How closed-minded can you be?

It's not just dating services and youth magazines getting targeted. It's everywhere. This attitude is creeping into our churches as well. Remember our post that reported an LDS general authority stating over the pulpit that people who do not accept homosexuality are "incorrect and unkind." These days LDS members can be heard publicly stating their acceptance of gay marriage;our daughter heard this in her Utah Valley Relief Society meeting recently. Another LDS GA, Sharon Eubank, gave a talk at  BYU's 2017 Women's Conference, regarding "opening up the circle of sisterhood to many more kinds" and "seeing those backgrounds as valuable instead of handicaps." She provides a long list of different kinds of women that must be included, at the end saying,  "I would add . . . liberal, conservative, don't-care, immigrant, gay, converted, and unconverted."  It follows that if we don't open up the circle to abortion, illegal immigration, homosexuality, and unbelief, all views to be esteemed as equally valuable, we're haters.

This is funny, because when you include everyone and everything as equally valuable in a church of Jesus Christ, as in "anything goes," it isn't a church of Jesus Christ anymore. What makes a church or a religion is the upholding of its specific tenets, restraints, requirements, doctrines, beliefs, and values. Otherwise, it turns into a social/cultural/humanitarian club. Might as well join the the local Elks Club or the Peace Corps. Is it too much to ask that a church of Jesus Christ remember who He is and what He died for: our sins?

Now you know. Sexual immorality welcome, traditional morality not welcome. In fact, Straight Means Hate is the new emerging battle cry. As we've said a hundred times, this movement is not about loving who you want to love. It's about upending our entire value system.  And no, they will never stop. As C. S. Lewis wrote, they will end with eating each other up.

This is where toleration, coddling, and celebration of unlimited sex and sexuality has brought us. Now that those who worship perverse and extreme forms of sex and sexuality have gained protection and power, it's not too hard to imagine what this new tyranny could mean to those who resist. We've watched as straight people, decent people, people who love God, have been pressured and coerced into accommodating all things homosex. We've seen how unthinking people have been deceived into welcoming homosexuality into their midst. We've seen how churches, the Boy Scouts, media, public schools and universities, the military, bakers, printers, photographers, florists, friends, neighbors, fellow congregants have given in or been punished. With homosexuality being especially protected, does it not follow that heterosexuality will be demonized? As Robert Bork wrote, when there are two opposing worldviews in society one will be preferred and the other harmed. Which worldview is being marginalized now? You tell us. Merely being straight is the new homophobia.

You think we're exaggerating? Think about this. What else has recently been demonized that was once highly respected? To scratch the surface, the following:

Motherhood. In one generation we have watched motherhood, once the most revered of all human roles, degraded into unfulfilling drudgery; mothers who stay home and devote their young lives to their children are considered ignorant and worthless; worldly money-making careers have taken priority over motherhood and homemaking in many women's hearts.

Manhood. Just as women earned their "right" to live like men, men became feminized. And not just effeminate. They actually pretend to become women!

Marriage. Not only are couples getting married later in life or not at all, marriage doesn't mean what it used to mean. In one generation it has gone from meaning a sacred commitment between one man and one woman into meaning anything goes: man-man, woman-woman, man-women, woman-men, women-men, and apparently whatever other combinations people dream up. As Homer Simpson advertised when he became a minister online in order to make some extra money, "I will marry any one to any thing." And anybody who stands in favor of traditional marriage is a hater and deserves to be punished. Yes, people have actually been persecuted, vandalized, suspended, fired, had contracts cancelled, and received terrorist and death threats, just for speaking out for man-woman marriage, an act now considered an intolerable form of hate.  

Having a family. When just a generation ago a man having his quiver full was the greatest of earthly blessings, we have watched having a baby become associated with oppressive dollar signs and the overpopulation myth. One result is that families have become smaller and smaller, even nonexistent. Yes, many couples now think it is actually wrong for them to reproduce. (Note 8/4/19: England's Prince Harry and his American wife Meghan Markle just announced they were limiting their family to 2 children because of "global warming." Try to wrap your mind around that moral reasoning!) In our day how much a baby would cost was hardly a consideration. When people wanted a baby, or another baby, or another baby, they made do. They knew that babies were worth more than anything. Now many people having a lot of babies are having them to get welfare checks!

The power of procreation. We have watched sex acts become a casual activity void of responsibility and procreation a despised nuisance. We recently saw an ad on TV when the woman grimaced realizing she had forgotten to take her birth control pill the day before. Abortion, the legal right to destroy an unwanted human being, has become so popular that since 1973, the year we were married, 60 million unique, healthy, developing human beings have been brutally killed in the wombs of their healthy American mothers. We have watched sex, severed from reproduction and family, become the national appetite, in courts, in sales, in entertainment, in the multi-billion dollar porn industry.

Does it not follow that the next step will include pressure and coercion into participating in perverse sexuality? As Newt Gingrich said, it's a fascist movement,as in the use of force. Sadly, many people would rather give in to a powerful movement than try to fight it, no matter how evil. Lots of people want to be on the winning side just because it's winning. Lots of people want to be told what to do and believe. Incredibly, lots of people don't care about liberty. We were recently watching an episode of Foyle's War in which this very thing occurred, based on true events. During World War II groups of English Nazi sympathizers/traitors arose in England hoping to position themselves to welcome the Germans, simply because they believed the Nazis would be the inevitable victors.

This may sound alarmist or exaggerated to people not paying much attention. But they need to know that this is what this brave new world looks like. Virtue is the new immorality, the new hate, the new crime. Debauchery is the new virtue, the new love, the new law. Welcome to Sodom.

The Hidden Meanings of SSA

C. S. Lewis warned that language matters. For one example, he said that calling every man a gentleman regardless of any evidence of gentlemanliness, would destroy the word gentleman. Which it most certainly has. Have you noticed how this word is now used indiscriminately, such as in reference to any drunk, escaped convict, intruder, robber, pimp, rapist, murderer, or terrorist, all of which are certainly not gentlemanly acts. It makes us wince every time. Listen, you'll hear it.

This term same-sex attraction (or same-gender attraction) is another example of language gone awry. It needs a little dissecting to understand.

For one thing, it is a new term, which should make one consider why it was invented. Whether people realize it or not, this term was fabricated in order to put the unspeakable sin of homosexual lust/sodomy in a benign light. It turns an unnatural act into something much less objectionable, much more clinical, even positive. Think about how the words same sex and attraction are in and of themselves harmless. Same sex can simply refer to people all being male or all being female, and attraction could simply mean friendship or fondness or attractiveness. And if you substitute the word gender for sex the term does not seem to refer to human sexuality at all. How is that for turning sodomy into chastity?

Homosexuality is not pure. It is about lust and corresponding perverse sex habits and acts, all of which are maladaptive and outside God's boundaries for sexual purity.

Then there is the broadness of the term same-sex attraction. This has always bothered us in the backs of our minds. Let's think about it.

If just a decade or two ago you had asked any pure-minded traditionally married person if they were opposite-sex attracted or same-sex attracted, they would have stared at you blankly. This is because people didn't use to think this way. First, they didn't think of themselves as sexual beings, as many people do now. Second, sexuality was a private matter. People kept themselves, or tried to keep themselves, sexually interested in only one person of the opposite sex: their spouse. This is what upright couples promise when they commit themselves to each other. Decent people do not go around seeking to arouse, or entertaining, romantic or sexual attraction toward anyone else; they don't think that way. And if they fall into that temptation in any degree, they recognize it and repent quickly.

Yes, you can help who you are sexually attracted to, who you love romantically and sexually. That's the understanding good married people have with each other and the world. Otherwise there would be no faithful spouses and no limit to sexual relationships.

Speaking of language, the terms love and hate have also been hijacked. In certain senses, the lovely word love has been reduced to mere sex acts. And yet it is well known that all sorts of people engage in sex without love: porn addicts, masturbators, rapists, whatever you call people who hire and pay for sex, prostitutes, actors, porn stars, even sexual abuse victims and slaves who are coerced into engaging in sex acts against their will. And the word hate is now being used to refer to anyone who believes in God and His rules for sexual morality; yes, the sexual revolution is in essence saying: Sex is love and God is hate.

Let's discuss the term SSA (which is the same as gay or homosexual or transgender). It has always bothered us for several reasons. Has anybody ever thought about what this label implies? For one thing, SSA is another way of saying homosexual lust. It is about looking at people of one's same sex with sexual lust in the mind and heart. Otherwise same-sex attraction would be mere friendship. And yet we have heard LDS people say that SSA (the Mormon kind?) is chaste or nonsexual. This is intellectually dishonest, deception, or just plain dumb. All sexual lust is of course both sexual and impure.

And there's more. The sweeping term same-sex attracted also implies no boundaries. Look at it this way. Even before a thoughtful, pure-minded person settles on one partner for life, he or she is not attracted sexually to every person of the opposite sex. That would be ridiculous. There should be only a relatively small portion of the population that would be qualified even within the opposite sex population: someone perhaps of the same approximate age, someone with similar values and goals and beliefs, someone who is pleasant to you, etc. But the term SSA makes no such distinctions, at least we've never heard any. Hence, according to the term same-sex attracted, the group one could choose from would encompass half of the world's population, which would include family members, other people's spouses, co-workers, strangers, children, anybody! And if, as is now being said, human sexuality is "fluid," make that the entire human race. As we said, no limit to sex lusts and acts.

Funny how that idea doesn't sound so strange these days. As barrier after barrier has been broken down---easy divorce, co-habitation, homosexuality, gay marriage, transgenderism, and sexualizing minors---people have become used to the idea of unlimited human sexuality. Some comfort themselves in various ways that seem to excuse the sin, such as by calling this sin a God-given "identity."

In fact, all these terms: gay, homosexual, SSA, and even the corresponding new terms straight and heterosexual, make no discrimination as to demographics and have no such understandings about fidelity attached. Why is this? Why these sweeping new sexual labels? We think it is because homosexualists/sexual revolutionaries/liberals want no such distinctions made. Even as they go about the many normal aspects of their lives, they want no sexual boundaries. They want no such roles or restraints as male, female, nature, biology, health, marriage, fidelity, mother, father, children, integrity, purity, sin, God.

As we see from the growing sexual alphabet soup (LGBTQI) and facebook's current 92 fabricated "genders," this is not about identity or love. It's about no-guilt, perverse, unlimited, in-your-face sex and sexuality.

Can we all be honest and call SSA what it really is?

Sunday, July 2, 2017

The Mormon Gay Doctrine Today

We recently read a lengthy online exchange between a Mormon gay steeped in Mormon gay ideology and an orthodox member and follower of SoL who still believes in sin and repentance. Here are some of our thoughts.

The Mormon gay community consists of people immersed in the gay ideology (highly facilitated by the internet) and they are trained, in spoken and unspoken ways, to engage with people like us. They're all about "dialogue." A code word. This is the way they win people over. It's a ploy. They're only nice and fair-sounding and flattering so they can engage you. They want to catch you in your words and/or persuade you toward theirs. For all their gospel-sounding talking points, they are anti-Christ. For instance, Northstar, a gay-affirming, pseudo-spiritual, Mormon group, is anti-Christ. Anti-Christs put on a respectable, benign facade, but if you pay attention you see that they resist the very idea of repentance. Like this Mormon gay said, "I don't like how you say I'm wrong." He goes on and on about how God thinks he is so wonderful. All because he's gay. This is vainglorious. This is the Mormon gay mindset.

None of us should think God is so extremely pleased with us as is. His perfect love is separate from our minds and hearts and performances. And we're supposed to be giving Him all the credit, not take it upon ourselves. For all we can do, we're dust. We need a Savior. That's why God sent His Son. This humility and admission and reliance on Christ alone for salvation makes us into new creatures. Our outspoken Mormon gay obviously doesn't get any of this, or if he does he applies it to others and not to himself. He is highly narcissistic and egocentric. He has made God over into what other gays told him He is and what he wants Him to be. And not only God but the purposes of this life and the gospel of Jesus Christ.

It was easy to see that these two, the new Mormon gay and the orthodox LDS, are on completely different wavelengths. As our spokesman said, there is no scriptural foundation for this new gay doctrine. Sadly, a lot of this convenient worldliness comes from church. All the flattery and humanism, all the emphasis on self-esteem and human relations, all the sophistries of men, all the programs about just loving and serving each other in strictly temporal ways (rather than loving and serving God according to His will), all this coming from within the church has opened this door to acceptance of all things LGBTQ.

This self-proclaimed gay man insists that he was not abused, does not use pornography and does not act out homosexually in any way. Well, we don't believe him. Gay activists are not afraid of lying and are coached at it. And another thing, how does he define these terms? For instance, we say the way the world is promoting homosexuality as normal and healthful and courageous is a form of sexual abuse and an exploitation and pornographic perversion of the human sexual instinct. So in that sense, we're all being abused and exposed to porn. The young and impressionable may react to this unprecedented cultural development, apart from anything else, and adopt homosexuality. Many are.
George Eliot wrote, "there is no creature whose inward being is so strong that it is not greatly determined by what lies outside it."

Yes, the root of homosexualism can be just that simple: the wildly pro-gay culture. That's how attractive all things LGBTQ have been made to look, and how sponge-like human beings can be. It is also extremely unjust and wicked how children and youth are now being exposed and abused in this way. You'd think everyone could agree at least on the protection of children, but they don't.

In addition, there are many ways to act out homosexually these days, one being publicly self-identifying as gay. There's also chat rooms and phone sex and cruising, there's reading and writing about homosex, fantasizing, talking, browsing, and blogging, gay activism, and plenty of stuff most people can't even imagine. It has been rightly said that anything you do that gives expression to your same-sex sexual attraction is a form of acting on it. Even if this outspoken gay man's hands are clean, his soul has been fouled. (That's from Euripides.) Shouldn't everyone who says they care about eternal salvation care about souls that are fouled?

Besides, surely he knows that his proclivities lead to some very bad and harmful and sinful physical acts. And if he's all for gayness, he has to be for these acts even if he isn't doing or hasn't done them himself, which we doubt. We didn't hear him denouncing any of these physical acts. We notice these activists never denounce these acts, and this is because they want to promote the behaviors as well as the identity. That is the end-game for promoting homosexuality as an identity. What else could it be? You only advance something in theory if you want it accepted in practice. Why else? There is no other reason. Darwin promoted his theory so everyone would believe him and act accordingly. No matter what they pretend, they are all about the church eventually completely officially giving in. This has been Mormon gay activism's goal for decades, and many are now admitting it, such as can be seen on the Mormons Building Bridges site on facebook.

Wholesale acceptance of any and all things homosex is already happening on a local scale. We have reported many incidents of this kind on this blog, such as the formation of Mormon pro-gay associations and groups, visiting teachers advocating for lesbianism, gay advocacy and coming out in church meetings, open gays called to leadership and teaching positions, and visiting GAs standing for homosexuality and against those who disapprove. And there are tons more.

One point that wasn't emphasized quite enough for us during this exchange, although it was said in different words, is that sexuality is learned. And then whatever sexuality is learned, is nurtured. What has the world around this person taught him? It is teaching that sex is the ultimate individual pleasure. It is teaching that homosexuality is normal and inborn and difficult if not impossible to change--even the church is now teaching this! Like our spokesman said, the gay guy, Mormon or not, got his ideas and thought patterns from somewhere and we don't have to look far. He also rightly pointed out that it doesn't really matter where the ideas came from; what matters is that they are wrong and harmful and can and should be resisted and corrected.

Gay is ingrained in mainstream media now. All impressionable young people can be susceptible, given the perfect storm. Just a PG gay-promoting movie, or a young person's certain nonsexual interests that have been stereotyped as homosexual, plus some regular old hormones could plant the idea in a 13-year-old's mind, and normal curiosity about sex could make it grow. In addition, adolescents are naturally self-centered and overthink everything. And let's not overlook the natural affinity pre and early teens display toward their same sex, along with a shyness or mystery toward the opposite sex and all the taboos there. It's also very cool and avant-garde to come out as gay right now--in Mormon culture, as in the world. Everybody eats it up. And if there's a little opposition, so much the better---you get more attention. And that's just the tip of the ice berg as to why people go gay.

There should be no mystery as to how typically impressionable kids can quite easily get these ideas today, and how these ideas are rapidly cemented. No wonder our gay activist thinks how he does, even without physical experimentation. Like Jeff Robinson said, he asks his clients if they thought they would be gay if not for the gay-affirming environment they grew up in. And they say no! The world is a lot different now than when we dealt with this 15 years ago.  It's in the very air kids breathe. Gay is a perfectly acceptable alternative identity, even courageous and to be celebrated! We thought it was revealing how this gay guy apparently thinks sexuality is the only or most important way a person can identity himself. Wow. If that's not oversexed we don't know what is. Our culture today worships sex and sexuality. It is used to sell things.

And also, homosexuality is pornographic in nature. We're glad our SoL guy pointed out that attractiveness just is and shouldn't be at all sexualized (except between engaged or married people). When this gay guy sexualizes other males, even from afar, which he admits he does, he is making porn in his head. It's called a dirty mind. You don't need internet porn to do it. We didn't hear him say any of this was wrong. It's incredible how many people in the church today (yes, they have told us themselves) think it's perfectly all right to entertain romantic feelings toward any and everybody, i.e. it's okay to lust. Or they deny that Mormon gays are capable of lust! And yet sex is the essence of homosexuality! As Paul Mero put it, "there is no homo without the sex."

To summarize, the new Mormon gay doctrine, although under the radar, appears to be this:

I am who I identify myself as: homosexual. God isn't changing me and is very pleased with the way I am. In fact, this is how He wants me to be. I alone decide what acting out homosexually comprises.  Participation in homosexual behaviors and the inherent dangers must be whitewashed and even lied about in order to get everyone to gradually accept homosexualism completely. Until then, we must push the ideas that gay is an innate identity, sexual lust is not a sin, and repentance is not necessary. It's wrong to tell gays they are wrong in any way. Every homosexualist's job is to win people over to this enlightened new doctrine. 

Even a cursory comparison of the above to the scriptures, or even to things church leaders have said within the last few years, illuminates the self-indulgent, presumptuous, irreligious, blasphemous, and heretical nature of these ideas. Correct us, please, if we are wrong and have completely misjudged this movement.

There is actually nothing new about this sort of thing. In every era there are human beings who try to revolutionize society in every aspect to fit their radical notions. Rouseau tried it, Darwin tried it, Marx tried it, to name a few, and all of their doctrines and theories have failed to stand the tests of evidence or time or science or economics, and have proven to be greatly destructive. How destructive is the wholesale acceptance of homosexuality? Marcus Aurelius said, "What is not good for the swarm is not good for the bee." Yes, if all humanity is gay, no more humanity. Gay is therefore not good for anyone.

But the sexual revolution is only a symptom and one of many tactics being exploited to push the secular humanist, anti-God, anti-Christ revolution happening today. Mormon gays, doubtfully clean hands notwithstanding, and their supporters, need to know they are pawns in a very bad scheme.

For purposes of this post, suffice it to say that Mormon gays (along with gays of all religions) are attempting to make God over into what the world's homosexualists have told him He is, and what they themselves want God to be.